Category Archives: Catholic Writing and Publishing

The Measuring Stick

So, how’s it going?  Here we are again, Advent is close, Easter follows winter.  The cycle of life goes on and the Church is a mirror to that.  If you are a fairly new Catholic or one who has been … Continue reading

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CWG Prayer Chain Post: October 15, 2017

The CWG Prayer Chain Post is a weekly post for members to include their special intentions by adding a comment. Isaiah 25:6-10 On this mountain, the LORD of hosts will provide for all peoples a feast of rich food and … Continue reading

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Trust in Princes

JMJ What do Hollywood, the NFL, and the Catholic Church have in common? They all have fans whose faith has been shaken by the behavior of the heroes they held in high esteem. This happened because they lost focus on … Continue reading

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Mary and the secret to evangelization

“Faith is an encounter with Jesus Christ, with God, from which faith is born, and from there it brings you to witness,” Pope Francis tweeted. That’s what happened to the Virgin Mary. Mary’s encounter with God’s messenger changed her life. … Continue reading

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Lepidoptera Blessings

  The day after hurricane Irma, I marveled at a swallowtail butterfly gliding through my front yard; a graceful, welcome reprieve from the harsh winds of the day before. It was huge, soaring and totally unexpected.  This isn’t the first … Continue reading

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CWG Prayer Chain Post: October 8, 2017

The CWG Prayer Chain Post is a weekly post for members to include their special intentions by adding a comment. Philippians 4:6-9 Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known … Continue reading

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Were we supposed to learn a specific lesson from Irma and Harvey?*

“Speak to Him often of your business, your plans, your troubles, your fears — of everything that concerns you.” — St. Alphonsus Liguori Officially, the annual hurricane season begins June 1 and ends on November 30, and every year we … Continue reading

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CWG Prayer Chain Post: October 1, 2017

The CWG Prayer Chain Post is a weekly post for members to include their special intentions by adding a comment. Philippians 2:1-11 If there is any encouragement in Christ, any solace in love, any participation in the Spirit, any compassion … Continue reading

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CWG Prayer Chain Post: September 24, 2017

The CWG Prayer Chain Post is a weekly post for members to include their special intentions by adding a comment. Isaiah 55: 6-9 Seek the LORD while he may be found, call him while he is near. Let the scoundrel … Continue reading

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The Distribution of Power and Robbery

The other day I posted a piece that points out one of the most significant things I learned in graduate school at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago.  It was a term all the professors used, and I came to … Continue reading

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